Protecting and enhancing the trees and woodlands of the National Park is of global importance for nature. Not only can our trees help us to expand habitat networks and improve conservation efforts at a local level, they can also help us to mitigate more widely against climate change and contribute to a thriving rural economy.
Our Trees and Woodland Strategy sets out our vision for how trees and woodlands in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are to be protected and enhanced over the next 20 years. The strategy will guide woodland enhancement and creation within the National Park to help meet important local and national targets that will deliver wider social and economic benefits, such as increasing the number of forestry sector jobs and encouraging community management or ownership of woodland.
There are seven strategic objectives:
The strategy is a key document to be used by landowners, land managers, residents and forestry professionals when formulating forestry proposals in the National Park.
View our Trees and Woodland Strategy.
Our interactive online map allows you to view the map data included in the strategy in more detail.
These documents explain in more detail how the requirements of the strategy can be met.
The appendices will aid your understanding and usage of the strategy document.
The Landscape Capacity Study examines the capacity of varied landscapes within the National Park to accommodate new woodland creation. The Study is now available to view as an interactive StoryMap.